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a. A regional or social variety of a language distinguished by pronunciation, grammar, or vocabulary, especially a variety of speech differing from the standard literary language or speech pattern of the culture in which it exists: Cockney is a dialect of English.
b. A variety of language that with other varieties constitutes a single language of which no single variety is standard: the dialects of Ancient Greek.
2. The language peculiar to the members of a group, especially in an occupation; jargon: the dialect of science.
3. The manner or style of expressing oneself in language or the arts.
4. A language considered as part of a larger family of languages or a linguistic branch. Not in scientific use: Spanish and French are Romance dialects.
[French dialecte, from Old French, from Latin dialectus, form of speech, from Greek dialektos, speech, from dialegesthai, to discourse, use a dialect : dia-, between, over; see dia- + legesthai, middle voice of legein, to speak; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]
a. a form of a language spoken in a particular geographical area or by members of a particular social class or occupational group, distinguished by its vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation
b. a form of a language that is considered inferior: the farmer spoke dialect and was despised by the merchants.
c. (as modifier): a dialect word.
[C16: from Latin dialectus, from Greek dialektos speech, dialect, discourse, from dialegesthai to converse, from legein to talk, speak]
1. a variety of a language distinguished from other varieties by features of phonology, grammar, and vocabulary and by its use by a group of speakers set off from others geographically or socially.
2. a provincial, rural, or socially distinct variety of a language that differs from the standard language.
3. any special variety of a language: the literary dialect.
4. a language considered as one of a group that have a common ancestor: Persian, Latin, and English are Indo-European dialects.
[1545–55; < Latin dialectus < Greek diálektos discourse, language, dialect, n. derivative of dialégesthai to converse (dia- dia- + légein to speak)]
syn: See language.
a variety of a language peculiar to a particular region or group within a larger community, usually but not always existing in the spoken form only. — dialectal, adj.See also: Linguistics
1. A form of a language used in a particular region or by a particular group of people.
2. Any of several versions of BASIC using slightly different commands.
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|Noun||1.||dialect - the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people; "the immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English"; "he has a strong German accent"; "it has been said that a language is a dialect with an army and navy"|
non-standard speech - speech that differs from the usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community
eye dialect - the use of misspellings to identify a colloquial or uneducated speaker
patois - a regional dialect of a language (especially French); usually considered substandard
1. A variety of a language that differs from the standard form:
2. A system of terms used by a people sharing a history and culture:
لهجةلَهْجَةلَهْجَه، لُغَه مَحَلِّيَّه
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a way of speaking found only in a certain area or among a certain group or class of people. They were speaking in dialect. dialek, streekspraak لَهْجَه، لُغَه مَحَلِّيَّه диалект dialeto nářečí der Dialekt dialekt διάλεκτοςdialecto murre گویش؛ لهجه murre dialecteניב, עגה बोली, उपभाषा dijalekt, narječje tájszólás, nyelvjárás dialek mállÿska dialetto 方言 방언 tarmė, dialektas dialekts; izloksne loghat dialectdialekt, målføredialekt لهجه (ديوى ژبى dialecto dialect диалект nárečie narečje dijalekt dialekt ภาษาถิ่น lehçe 方言 діалект; говір کسی علاقے کی مقامی بولی thổ ngữ 方言